EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski believes that the current crisis in Ukraine erupted after the previous government refused to sign the Association Agreement with the EU.
"Now we see the consequences of how the non-signature of the agreement influenced the country's sovereignty. This is the price of the inaction of the previous government and the previous president," Tombinski said at a roundtable discussion titled "A Window of Opportunity: What Does the EU Expect from Ukraine and Ukraine from the EU?" that took place in Kyiv on Wednesday. Tombinski said that the crisis in Ukraine was not unique: similar problems were seen in other countries, so the EU will help Kyiv out. "We know that the EU is able to overcome crises very well," Tombinski said.